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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Orange County Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Hillsborough, NC. It has 7,429 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.

Orange County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1200
396 responses
Average ACT
27
238 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,429
Free or Reduced Lunch
43.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,150
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,708/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$56,038
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,002
National
$949
Median Home Value
$242,100
National
$184,700

Orange County Schools Reviews

33 reviews
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My experience at the Orange Country Schools systems was excellent. The teachers and staff were very helpful. When I had any problems with learning new and old information they went the extra mile to ensure my success. I enjoy the warm and inviting energy when you walk in the building each day. I love the fact that all the teachers know you by first name and want to help you even after you finish their class at Cedar Ridge High School.
The school board always make adjustment towards our school systems, They always informed me and my family about any issues going on at school. When our safety was in jeopardy, the school helped us feel safe each time when we walk into the school. I do not want to change anything about the school system.
If I could add 20 more teachers I would.
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As a student in the Orange County School system I believe that the opportunities I have been given important tools to continue what I hope will be a successful career in college. The school system is not just a system but I would consider a community, a close knit family, and a place where my academic career has been positively nurtured. There have been and continue to be many great programs and faculty members and through not just their teaching but input into decisions I have made I know this will help me in what I consider my journey in life.
I went to an Orange County school for all grades kindergarten through twelfth grade. I liked it for the most part. The buildings were run down and there definitely could've been more money put into renovations. A lot of money went to football program at my high school which I didn't like. Academically it was good and I did well in classes and made the honor roll, the teachers want you to succeed and do their best to help you.